Sunday, April 16, 2006
All morning working fingers to the bone over the microwave, dyeing lots of skeins of handspun - Shetland and Wensleydale wool. Here they all are drying on a clothes horse in the conservatory, with Jazz supervising. Interesting to see how the different wools take the dye differently.
The Knitting Curmudgeon has a competition running for a "Fib" - a sort of haiku, only with syllables in a Fibonnacci series. Here's one:
Dyeing wool today -
I can't wait to start to knit it.
This is the new current knitting project - a side to side cardigan in stripes of neutrals and orangey tones; provisional cast on at centre back and worked to centre front, then again from centre back to the other centre front. If there's enough wool, it might have sleeves.
And this is a lichen-covered telegraph pole spotted on a walk today. Amazing colour!
The ice cream van has been busy this week - a few days ago it was playing the Teddy Bears' Picnic, and today the theme from Monty Python's Flying Circus.